A large genus of hardy perennial herbs, very useful for planting in rockwork where they form beautiful and interesting effects. Saxifraga palmata, probably the largest-leafed species of the genus, is a native of California, growing on the banks of our streams and creeks; Saxifraga sarmentosa (Aaron's Beard), an old favorite, is much used in hanging baskets or in forming borders.

They thrive in any soil under ordinary care, and are easily propagated by dividing the roots or by seeds sown in the open ground in early Spring, the seeds being covered very lightly.